A Handful of Tips 84 – Job Interviews
The five best tips when applying for a job
You get only one chance to make a first impression so do your homework and look smart.
1. Before you apply for a job
Find out about the organisation you hope to join. Read their annual reports and talk to staff and clients.
If possible, obtain a copy of the job description.
2. Dress suitably for the job
Most organisations have an unofficial dress code. See how staff dress and dress in a similar fashion.
3. Be punctual
Check out the location in advance. Arrive early so you can relax and be composed for the interview.
Take your references, curriculum vitae and certificates just in case they are needed.
4. During the interview
Be polite, smile and be natural. Be modest and honest. Be friendly and enthusiastic about work. Try to demonstrate you are an interesting person and an achiever who get things done.
5. Don’t dominate the interview
Let the interviewers ask the questions. Answer concisely and be prepared to amplify if asked.
“Show you could provide a service instead of asking for a job.”
SOURCE: “Time-savers” Moss Associates Ltd, and “Time Management Secrets Cengage Learning Asia. Also available as an e-book available from Amazon.com.